Mother Jones has finally discovered that you can build your own firearm. What’s their biggest problem with it?
I’m with a dozen other guys, some sipping coffee, others making introductions over the buzz of an air compressor. Most of us are strangers, but we share a common bond: We are just eight hours away from having our very own AK-47—one the government will never know about.
Yep. That’s exactly it. The government will never know about it.
Why do gun haters always come back to that point? The idea that you are not permitted to own a firearm without first getting permission from the Government? You can’t build a plastic gun, an AK, or buy a gun without a background check/FBI permission.
The guy writing for Harper’s explains it to us, writing about the recent invention of a printable plastic gun.
What really has people upset about Wilson’s plastic pistol is the absence of permission inherent in the project. The idea that people might own something as dangerous and personally empowering as a firearm without society’s permission is what has always given gun-control advocates the fantods. That’s really what we talk about when we talk about guns: the power of the individual in relation to the collective, and the extent to which each of us needs to live by the permission of the rest.
It’s never about Guns, always about Control.